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#47250 01/13/05 03:48 PM
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From the "Don't Try This At Home" department:

Once had a really long pull of 500MCM's thru a really ugly conduit run, and the Greenlee tugger wouldn't tug any more (wire half way in). So my boss, great guy that he is, got us another Greenlee tugger. Not a super tugger. So what could we do? We used 2 tuggers in-line and finished the pull.

I chained both tuggers to a 4" piece of heavy sprinkler pipe, and mounted that on unistrut standoff's to the concrete deck with about 6 sets of anchors. Pull went OK, but we were overstressing the rope a bit. I had arranged the entire assembly so i could handle the rope from behind a CMU wall (thru a doorway), just in case it all came loose, or the rope broke.

Note to anyone else dumb enough to try something like this: ONE AND ONLY ONE turn of rope around the back tugger's capstan. It was actually fairly easy to control.

Not the smartest thing I've ever done, but it worked.


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#47251 01/13/05 10:43 PM
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We have just recently been pulling cable like this over approx 270' of cable tray outdoors. It's MC with a plastic coating, 3 conductors of 1000 kcmil + a 1/0 ground. It's about 12 pounds per foot, and we used a Greenlee Super Tugger. Biggest wire I ever pulled.

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#47255 01/16/05 03:55 PM
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Radar. In the steel mill and other big facilities that is a standard. I had a pull that the wire was 3 500mcm armored cable 1800 feet. At the end and at a thousand foot I had super tuggers setup. We stopped the pull pulled the rope back used a mares tail to go around the cable. Other than the one stop pulled it right in. This pull was on the side of a mill and the cable hang on messager wire. The conductor on the reel weighed in at 32,000 lbs. It was fun. Also the brackets were 60 ft in the air. Used a greenlee payoff machine to help get the reel turning.

#47256 01/16/05 04:00 PM
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As far as the benders. I have the enerpac. One shoe and bends it 1/2" to 2" emt, imc and rigid. Set angle stops by itself. It is easy. Bender adj horz or vert so when you have big offset you aren't struggling. Downside it's heavy. I prefer it over the 555. As far as bigger pipe goes greenlee can be beat and I rent those.

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